REVEREND James Bhagwan is an ordained minister of the Methodist Church in Fiji. Appointed by the General Assembly in 2018 he has been active in reviving PCC relationships, recruiting new partners and increasing the organisation’s visibility as well as introducing a five-year strategic plan. Rev Bhagwan holds a Bachelor of Divinity from the Pacific Theological College and a Masters in Theology from Korea.
FRANCES Namoumou has been involved in climate change, displacement and disaster management for over 20 years. She has worked for the World Council of Churches and the Adventist Relief Agency. Frances heads the Stewardship and Climate Change Team as well as having oversight of all PCC Programmes. A graduate of the University of the South Pacific, Frances is a member of the Methodist Church in Fiji.
JULIE Chang-Tusulu heads the Finance and Administration team and worked for the World Council of Churches Pacific office and chartered accountancy firm KPMG before joining the PCC. She is responsible for planning, budget preparation and general administration. Julie is a board member of local NGO, Transcend Oceania. She is graduate of the Fiji National University and a member of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Suva.
Development and Media
NETANI Rika is responsible for development and communications. A trained journalist with 30 years of experience in communications and management, he is responsible for ensuring visibility of PCC activities and developing a pathway for organisational self-sustainability. A product of the University of New South Wales Graduate School of Management, he is a member of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Suva.
ADI Mariana Waqa has been involved in several programmes involving children, including a book club which encourages reading and improves literacy in Suva’s informal settlements. Prior to joining the PCC staff, Mariana worked as a researcher for the Columban Missionary Society. She holds a Degree in Theology and is a member of the Roman catholic Archdiocese of Suva.
GEOFFREY Nainoca is an accountant who has served as a missionary in New Zealand and Africa. He holds positions on the boards of a number of faith based organisations and is a pastor in the Gospel Brethren church.
KINI Saratibau worked in the Methodist Church in Fiji Communications Office before joining the PCC. She assists in finance and administration work and is a member of the Methodist Church.
ELIA Rakavono started work with the PCC as a casual labourer, maintaining a numer of our sites. He is now the maintenance office, responsible for five commercial and four residential buildings. With a strong background in carpentry and agriculture, Elia is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints.
SILIVE Nanovu is the face and voice of the PCC, handling all front office inquiries. Prior to joining the staff, Silive worked at the University of the South Pacific’s TAFE programme and studied catering at the Fiji National University. She is a member of the Methodist Church in Fiji.